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CNN
Mar 21, 2013 2:00pm PDT
weapons, all but dead in the senate according to top democrat harry reid, the vice president said he's not giving up. >> i'm not going to rest nor is the president until we do all of these things, all of these things. >> he told the family of a teacher killed protecting children in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting, that the country needs some political backbone. >> you know, it's time for the political establishment to show the courage your daughter showed. >> the father of a 6-year-old also killed at newtown said shame on the congress. >> i'm really ashamed to see that congress doesn't have the guts to stand up and make a change, and put a ban on these type of weapons and universal background checks. >> from new york's mayor bloomberg, a call for public pressure. >> if you want to make a difference, you better pick up the phone, call your congress person. >> but what happened was no surprise. conservative democrats in the senate up for reelection risk riling up pro-gun forces in an election year, if they vote for the ban. democratic supporters like retiring michigan sena
CNN
Mar 19, 2013 2:00pm PDT
ban. it appears your effort is all by dead. listen to what harry reid said today. >> i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. i think the worst of all worlds would be to bring something to the floor and it dies there. >> now, senator reed, senator feinstein, had said before that you deserved a vote. now it appears it's going to be an amendment, it could be a symbolic vote. what's your response to this new -- >> no, no, if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. i did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment. it enacted a law. it went on to the house, it was enacted. what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. i told him also that it would be my intention to separate out the prohibition on the future, manufacture, transfer, sale, possession of large ammunition feeding devices of more than ten bullets. i asked him if this could be part of a package. he said no. and i took away from that meeting the belief that we would have a vote on the full bill, and
CNN
Mar 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
? >> you know, wolf, the votes aren't there is the bottom line, what harry reid said. we know it's true because we've been reporting on this show really since the gun debate reignited after newtown that it's not just because republicans oppose it. it's also because of democrats, particularly in the senate. in fact, if you look at, we have a set of compiled -- some faces and names of democratic senators. if you look there's about a dozen. these are senators who have either outright said, no way to assault weapons ban, or those who run from us in the hallway when we try to ask or somewhere in between. the reason is most of them come from states where they're the whole concept of gun rights runs very wide and very deep. it would be cultural heresy many of them think to ban any kind of gun and to vote for that. the senators here may support other gun control like background checks or limiting high capacity ammunition clips, even trafficking, and so the thinking and it really has been all along, is that if they put the assault weapons ban in this broad gun control package, then the whole thi
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